Happy Hollow Foundation

Support San Jose's Happy Hollow Park & Zoo!

Happy Hollow isn’t just a place for families with small children. It’s a place where families and friends can connect without electronic distractions – in fresh air no less! It’s a place where science education is taught and outreach to local schools made a priority. It’s a place that is enhancing conservation of endangered species in the wild as part of AZA’s Species Survival Plan. It is a place worthy of investment. Here are a few ways you can help.


Danny the Dragon's Dreambuilders

Our new Danny the Dragon Dreambuilders program is for donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually. Benefits include behind-the-scenes habitat excursions, park and zoo membership, admission passes and more!  For more information, please click here or contact the Foundation at director (at) hhpz.org for information on how you can join us!


Cash Contributions

A simple and convenient way to support Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is to make a contribution to the Happy Hollow Foundation by check or credit card. You may receive tax benefits if you itemize deductions on your federal income tax forms. Pledges can be made as a single gift, over several years or on an annual basis.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available for everything from education programs and events to rides and zoo exhibits. Partner your brand with Happy Hollow to show your civic pride more than 450,000 guests a year.  Please contact director (at) hhpz.org for more information.



Gifts of Securities

A gift of appreciated securities, either publicly traded or from a private company, may provide greater tax advantage than gifts of cash.  You may deduct the current fair market value as a charitable gift, and in most cases, avoid tax on capital gain on the appreciated value of securities. Please contact director (at) hhpz.org for routing information or questions.


Planned Giving

You can make provisions for Happy Hollow Foundation in your will, designating that either a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate go to Happy Hollow Foundation. Deferred gift vehicles including bequests in wills or revocable living trusts, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, deferred compensation plans, retained life estates and other future gift commitments offer appealing options

Including the foundation in your will is an opportunity to make a permanent investment in a cause you have supported during your lifetime. Please contact director (at) hhpz.org to discuss options and ensure that your gift is carried out in the best possible way to match your intent.


Contact Us

Call the Foundation office today to learn more about making the growth and vitality of Happy Hollow Park & Zoo a proud reality for tomorrow: 408-277-3498 or director (at) hhpz.org.

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